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Conversion Team Leader Elsham

Posted: 10th May, 2024
Title: Conversion Team Leader
Department: Finishing Department
Location: Elsham, UK



Responsible for the Safety, Quality, Delivery & Performance of the Finishing department on a shift-byshift basis ensuring that department supports and drives the overall strategy of the site. Being a role model for the finishing hall in world class manufacturing practices.

  • Comply with all Health & Safety Policies and instructions and actively contribute to Company efforts
    to promote safe behaviour and safe systems of work
  •  Maintain high standards of cleanliness, hygiene and safety in the Finishing hall
  •  Promote and identify improvements through key departmental KPI’s across Safety, Quality, Delivery, Cost, Cash, Employee & Engineering ensuring that the departmental KPI board is updated.
  •  Ensure all product that is produced meets the Quality specification applicable to each customer both internal and external
  •  Ensure Line-Clearance is completed in full at every product change
  •  Review customer complaints with Operators and feedback all findings and corrective actions to Management Sign-off ‘First Off’ Approval sheets & monitor all machines throughout the shift
  •  Liaise and support the planning team to ensure each asset is planned in the most efficient order to balance across all internal & external KPI’s
  •  Adjust labour to enable department to meet plan and supply customer requirements on time on a shift-by-shift basis
  •  Review the manning sheets and ensure cover meets the business needs, whilst raising any key gaps are raised to the Finishing Lead. Ensure all overtime is authorised
  •  Monitor all stocks and ensure stock accuracy across the department by conducting a weekly stock check and flagging any issues to the Finishing Lead / Manufacturing administrator
  •  Monitor all waste created and look for further opportunities to reduce waste
  •  Ensure all planned maintenance & medical cleaning activities are completed to a schedule, on time
    and if full
  •  Work closely with the Engineering team to ensure all breakdowns or maintenance issues are raised and closed off in a timely manner;
  •  Support and drive continuous improvement regarding people, processes and procedures
  •  Mentor all Finishing staff to maximise skill sets and become a role model for them ensuring all training and assignments are completed on time. Raising any key skills gaps to the Finishing Lead
  •  Work with Production Operators to improve the manufacturing process
  • Complete and communicate a shift report and send to all relevant individuals and departments at the end of each shift
  •  Other duties commensurate with the level of position.
  • Align resources to manufacturing needs to ensure team leader remain in Finishing/Despatch.
  • Ensure each operator has all the information / instruction / materials (cores, film, specification) required prior to the job start and any change of design.
  • Communicate with each operator machine faults and issues in order to minimise waste and downtime.
  • Operate and maximise production efficiencies of the Finishing Department.
  • Supply the correct film and all other materials to the Slitting machines associated with the Slitting plan utilising the runner at all times.
  • Ensure all SAP transactions at the end of the shift reflect the shifts running Slitting program.
  • Inform the operators of any changes made to achieve specification.
  • Inform maintenance of any breakdowns or work required to prevent breakdowns.
  • Ensure all returned stock is labelled with the correct information, including part pallets then scanned back into the correct locations.
  • Other duties commensurate with the level of position.
Despatch (during out of hours and in the absence of the Finishing Lead / Warehouse
  • Ensure all order picks are correct and complete in-line with the customer services weight specification.
  • Ensure Despatch runs safely and efficiently in accordance with the despatch operating procedures.
  • Ensure all wrapped reels and finished goods are supplied according to customer packaging specifications.
  • Check off and sign all deliveries in accordance with the weight spec prior to despatch.
  • Other duties commensurate with the level of position.
Health, Safety, Environmental Responsibilities:
  • Be familiar with the Health and Safety Policy and to implement it always
  •  Develop a concern for Health & safety personally and for others, particularly new employees, contractors and visitors
  • Avoid improvising
  • Suggest ways of eliminating hazards
  • Co-operate with the Company in maintaining a safe working environment and make your contribution to reducing accidents
  • Take care of Company property entrusted to you, refrain from horseplay, the abuse of welfare facilities and the misuse of equipment
  • Operate only items of equipment for which you have been trained, deemed competent and authorised to use
  • Report to your Line Manager any defects in equipment. Ensure that equipment is in a safe and secure state when unattended
  • Report any industrial injury, industrial disease, or any incidents which could result in personal injury or property damage, to your Manufacturing Manager
  • Comply with any risk assessments and safe system of work which have been undertaken
  • Obey company Health & Safety rules
  • Set a personal example.
All employees have a responsibility to co-operate and maintain the EMS. This responsibility includes the following:
  •  Compliance with relevant environmental procedures and rules.
  • Ensuring that waste is maintained at an absolute minimum and disposed of into the correct bins.
  • Ensure that substances that may pose a threat to the environment are used with care and in
    accordance with the instructions and training delivered.
  • Make the most efficient and effective use of all resources.
  • Advise the Company of any shortfalls or oversights in its environmental arrangements.
  • Be pro-active in conserving energy i.e. switching machinery off when not in use.
  • Actively participate in improvement initiatives and the Environmental suggestion scheme
Key Skills, Knowledge & Competencies:
  • Team Leader / Supervisory Qualification
  • IOSH
  • 5 Years + FMCG Operation experience
  • Proven knowledge of COSHH and relevant H&S regulations
  • Have a good knowledge of leading a team of people across multiple assets
  • Understanding of Continuous Improvement tools & techniques
  •  Ability to work independently and collaboratively with limited supervision
  • Proven analytical thinking, results orientation and problem-solving skills
  • Strong organizational skills in handling multiple responsibilities simultaneously with high attention to details and a high level of accuracy
  • Ability to communicate with a wide range of contacts from corporate to manufacturing employees – both oral and written
  • Drives a high performing culture and Continuous Improvement
  • Adapts a flexible approach.

The above list of job responsibilities is not exclusive or exhaustive and the post holder will be required to undertake such tasks as may reasonably be expected within the scope of the post.

FOR INTERESTED APPLICANTS: If you are interested in this position, please send a brief cover letter, resume, and any other relevant material for the candidacy to Thank you!

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